Northbound bus on Sheridan, picking up passengers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Berwyn, 1919, Chicago.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel is used as backdrop in an advertisement for the Oldsmobile Six and Straight Eight, 1933, Chicago.
Foster Ave at the lake, 1952, Chicago.
Notice the start of construction for the extension of the outer drive to Hollywood.
Evolution of the land surrounding the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 5300 N Sheridan. From the top: 1920’s, 1940’s, 1960’s.
The February issue of Ripples Magazine, published at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1927, Chicago.
The front and back covers show a winterscape on the lake front at Sheridan and Bryn Mawr.
Looking south on Sheridan from Bryn Mawr, 1923, Chicago.
Looking south on Lake Shore Drive from Bryn Mawr, 1954, Chicago.
Police detectives recreate a crime scene, Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1949, Chicago.
Perhaps an investigation of the scorned-lover shooting of baseball player, Eddie Waitkus, which was the subject of The Natural, starring Robert Redford.
Advertisement for the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Magic by the Lake, 1924, Chicago
Lakeside at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Balmoral, 1921, Chicago.
A man attempts to break the world’s record for low-height parachute jumping, 1922, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago.
South of Foster Beach, 1948, Chicago. Emil Mueller
Looking north at Sheridan and Berwyn, with the still under-construction Edgwater Beach Hotel in the distance, 1915, Chicago.
Aerial of the Edgewater Beach Hotel in it’s heyday, 1924, Chicago.
The sister video to the previous post, this one all about Chicago nightlife, 1948.
Some great footage of the Pump Room, the Edgewater Beach Hotel and the neon-awesomeness of Randolph Street.
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